Humans enjoy contact. The ultimate sign of trust in a world full of danger is to allow someone right up against your body. To open your arms and welcome someone INTO your personal area, up against your chest and hold them there is an incredibly powerful statement.

So when you see that special person in your life, give them a warm hug. Really mean it. You don't have to smother them for 5 minutes - but give them a meaningful squeeze to let them know that you really do appreciate them being there. When you are saying goodbye, give them a hug then too, to send them on their way.

And in the middle, random hugs for renewed tenderness are always nice!